Sunshine Too Brief


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I'm a self-absorbed Bengali-Torontonian;
Fish comes to me raw, wrappend in seaweed, not cooked in curry;
I love watching thunderstorms and rain;
Sad endings make more sense to me than happy ones;
I hate empty walls.

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Craving of the week-
Dark Chocolate
Reading List-
Midnight's Children
Movie review(out of 5)-
127 hours- *****
Buried- ****
That Girl in Yellow Boots- **
Love of the week-
Seeing James Franco
Aim for the weekend-
Watch 'Going Postal' The Movie

My Novella: Samosa for the Arranged Souls

Introduction & Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapters 3, 4 & 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 6 continues

Chapter 7 & Epilogue

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    Midsummer update

    My poor neglected blog must think I hate its new look too much to scribble anything on it.
    Well I don't hate it really......even though one person called it 'ugly'....but I'm not a big fan of it either. It lacks a certain warmth and the text is too small for my liking. I'm going to let it grow on me.
    Actually, I've been too caught up with ...stuff...(i.e. lazy) to write anything.
    On the plus side, I've started dreaming again. In Bollywood movie style. Can't remember the details but it featured colours, courtesans, vanishing acts, voice alarms, old buildings and Shah Rukh Khan...oh and Rani Mukharjee with some Bengali aunty I don't like. Yeah. I know. It was weird, even for me.
    Moving on....
    I've finished two books and two more movies since the last time.
    The movies were really good- Constant Gardener(5 *s) and Match Point(4*s). Still have to see Pirates.
    Books I'll review soon...when I'm feeling more articulate.
    I also, if you must know, almost decided I want to give up being single and stuff and have kids as cute as Irfan. Did I mention he's practicing walking? We spent a beautiful sunday morning together with him holding my finger and showing me around their yard, picking up golf balls, pointing at flowers, flashing me cutesy wrinkly nose smiles.
    Yep I contemplated having my own kid for 3 whole hours!
    Then I remembered how he threw up all over his mom's beautiful saree the night before and slammed on the fertility brakes just in time. On my sister's part- she didn't even blink. Some people are born mothers and others as cool aunties who love to spoil the nephews with chocolates since they are 2 months old.
    Evidence of his cuteness:

    I also watched an entire game of football sunday and didn't fall asleep thinking how easy it would be to end the torture by handing out 22 footballs to the teams and be done with it.
    I have some interesting developments as well.
    I do!
    I'm getting married.
    And moving in with scary in-laws.

    Just Kidding

    I'm moving though.
    To rainy-but-near-the-ocean - Vancouver!!
    Apparently emailing and asking to work with a prof for a year, works...even if you have to needle them weekly to remind them to send stuff...which, I'm still doing.
    Nyway, I'm 95% sure that I'm moving somewhere near Universtiy of British Columbia, Vancouver, possibly by end of August or early September- depending on how the house hunting goes. The plan is to share a house with strangers, who will no doubt become friends. *insert silent non-religious prayers "Please god, don't turn my future roomies into psychos just to torture me for leaving my family"*
    Actually I thought the announcement went over okay with the parents.
    Only three days of guilt with cries of "But I have two guys lined up for you and one liked your biodata" followed by "Why not go to Ottawa? so and so went there" and teary "you must hate us".
    Yep. I think they are handling it pretty good.

    So looks like at least one of my resolutions for 2006 is coming true and unfortunately nullifying all other ones, where I was going to take up dancing and language classes and save money.
    Well there's still time.
    I might befriend a french, gay dancer in Vancouver by the end of the year!
    Saving money will never happen apparently in my case. I blame Sadiya's fiance for reading my palm and pointing out that fact. Now I won't even attempt to save large chunks of money. Only enough to help in the move.
    Till then, I have a request. Please keep your fingers crossed for Tusch. I'm hoping I won't have to give him up.

    Stay tuned for Fringe Festival updates later today.


    At 6:45 p.m., July 11, 2006, Blogger Simika said...

    it's going to be weird, u gone. i'm trying to not think about that :D so in the meantime - we have to make sure u ahve a kickass summer here in toronto before u leave :D

    At 11:07 p.m., July 11, 2006, Blogger Anostica said...

    just a have way too many scroll bars on you blog..hard to read at times..

    At 3:32 p.m., July 13, 2006, Blogger Qeta said...

    Oooh, Vancouver is so lovely! Good luck with everything. I'm sure you'll have a great itme, find a nice house and wonderful roommates who like kitties (have you been checking out housingmaps?).

    At 7:28 p.m., July 14, 2006, Blogger NAB said...

    hey, my sis is studying at UBC now. if you want, I could ask her to keep her eyes peeled for any available housing options.

    and yes, good luck! may you befriend that french, gay dancer soon. lolz.

    At 9:45 p.m., July 15, 2006, Blogger Tazzy said...

    Thanks for all the best wishes people :)(eventhe comment on the scroll bars)
    Its finally catching up to me- the idea that I'm leaving everyone I love behind :( for a year atleast.
    No not going to linger on it.
    Must. not. cry.

    Nowal: That would be really great! I'm kind of having to look online now, so any real life contact there would be much appreicated :)


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